Gaffney to Israel: STOP THE INSANITY!
Listeners of Hugh Hewitt’s show this afternoon heard The Hedgehog sagely observe that the hysterical reaction of many to the NSA’s collection of cell phone data proves that a significant segment of Americans still do not realize that our nation is at war with a clandestine enemy and that the United States is a battleground.
They also heard both Frank Gaffney, President of the Center for Security Policy (pictured at the left), and frequent Hewitt guest Yoni Tibi hold forth on another front in the War Against Islamic Fascism. Both Gaffney and Tibi argued that President Bush must actively opposed the plans of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (photo at bottom) for further unilateral withdrawals from Yehuda and Shomron (the so-called “West Bank”). When Hugh asked Gaffney how the United States can oppose a policy favored by Israel’s democratically elected government and, apparently, a majority of her citizens, Gaffney responded, “Friends don’t help friends commit suicide.” Gaffney and Tibi both argued further that Olmert’s policy of unilateral disengagement in Yehuda and Shomron will not only strengthen the existential threat to Israel created by the Gaza withdrawal; it will also endanger the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, an American ally, and the security of the U.S. as well.
Gaffney revealed that Olmert will be asking for some Ten Billion Dollars in American financial aid to pay the costs of the withdrawal, and counseled that President Bush should tell Olmert in no uncertain terms that the U.S. opposes the withdrawal, and will not pay for it. The Kosher Hedgehog agrees.
The Center for Security Policy boasts as its Middle East Fellow the wise Caroline Glick. Ms. Glick has just published a paper for the Center, advising that Olmert’s plan for a West Bank withdrawal give birth to a Taliban-like state. Here is a link to a summary of the paper, and here is a link to the entire paper. Read it and write the White House to stop the insanity.